Kerby Meyers begins 2012–2013 International term

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – 10 July 2012 – The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) announced its new board of officers for the 2012–2013 international executive board (IEB) and the IABC Research Foundation at the association’s annual general meeting in Chicago on 26 June. Serving as chair for the current 12-month term will be Kerby Meyers, while Robin McCasland joined the board as vice chair.

Having consulted IABC’s strategic plan and considered the marketplace challenges, Meyers said that he believes that IABC needs to take a comprehensive look at its business during his time as the organization’s chair.

“With a number of initiatives focused on IABC’s content and career offerings underway, it only makes sense to ensure that the organization’s underpinnings are examined and the international executive board confirms that IABC is delivering value to its members,” he said.

While serving as chair, Meyers will continue to operate The Communications Refinery, Inc., a Denver-based consultancy specializing in corporate messaging. Previously, he has served in numerous leadership roles with IABC Colorado, including a stint as chapter president in 2007-08. He holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The IABC International Executive Board

The international executive board is the governing body of IABC, and develops the strategic plan and direction for the association under the guidance of bylaws approved by the IABC membership. The board supervises, controls and directs the affairs of the association; actively pursues IABC’s mission; determines its policy within the limits of the law, bylaws and articles of incorporation; upholds the IABC Code of Ethics; and supervises the disbursement of funds.

The 2012–2013 IABC international executive board includes:
* Chair – Kerby Meyers
* Vice-Chair – Robin McCasland
* Past Chair – Adrian Cropley, ABC

Directors
* Tom Roux
* James Lynch, ABC
* Russell Grossman, ABC
* Peter Yorke
* Kristen Sukalac
* Michael Ambrozewicz
* Jeff J. Bishop
* Terry Cerisoles
* Vita Kernel, ABC
* Gloria Walker, ABC (2012–2013 Chair of the Accreditation Committee)
* Michaela Hayes (2012–2013 Chair of the Research Committee)

About IABC

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a global network of communication professionals committed to improving organizational effectiveness through strategic communication. Established in 1970, IABC serves more than 14,000 members in 90 countries. For more information, visithttp://www.iabc.com.

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